Top Ten Qualities of a Terrible Pastor

The top 10 qualities of a pastor you don't want are (in no particular order):

  • Treats his marriage vows loosely
  • Is easy to manipulate
  • Is selfish and reclusive with his home and other resources
  • Is neither gifted in nor puts any real effort into preaching and teaching
  • Is either legalistic or licentious with regard to alcohol
  • Is abrasive and difficult to work with
  • Is easily bought
  • Demands his family follow him without earning their trust
  • Thinks far too highly of himself
  • Cares not for the respect of others

Courtesy of 1 Timothy 3:1-7.